Thursday, September 2, 1898
The financial showing of the United States after the 114 days war is something unique in the history of wars. The war closed with an available cash balance of $271,957,512 in the national treasury.
Nearly $200,000,000 of this is in gold.
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We learn from the Greenbrier papers that an elephant belonging to a show trampled to death an employee of the show company, who was sleeping in the elephant’s tent.
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An extension 356 feet long is being built to the Homestead at the Hot Springs. It will be five stories high and contain over 200 rooms besides the bathrooms.
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William Colley has been bound over to keep the peace. His being shot has not improved his temper which was always bad. Harvey Petts made complaint of threats and Justice Bird went down to Mill Point. Colley produced bondsmen, old man Webster, Frank Thomason, Ed Lange and McComb, and kept out of jail. Being bound over made him still worse, and the bondsmen hearing of some additional big talk of war-like measures on the part of Colley, are now seeking to be released.
Jake Simmons is digging holes for our telephone poles.
Things are all alive in our vicinity at this writing – road working, plowing, threshing, trials and tribulations.
By the way, an attempt is now being made upon the part of the Marvin Chapel Epworth League to paint the church and with that object in view, there will be a League festival held at the Marvin Chapel Saturday, September 17, 1898. There will be connected with the festival an all-day singing to which all lovers of music are cordially invited…
Fine weather and the farmers are making good use of it, plowing, threshing and finishing making hay, picking blackberries, etc.
Another streak of prosperity struck our town when that man brought in a dozen eggs and a half dozen live chickens.
P. D. Arbogast leaves this week for Charlottesville to study medicine.
Rev. R. M. Caldwell and Miss Ella Pritchard papered the church at Dunmore last week, and they did a fine job.
Mr. Rush is rushing the mail between Huntersville and Dunmore. We will be glad when the mail will go from Marlinton through in one day. The man that carries the mail on that route for less than $1,500 a year will come out at the little end of the horn.
All persons interested in the path across the mountain from Dunmore to Randolph Galford’s, will meet Saturday, September 17, at Randolph Galford’s with axes, saws, canthooks, and mattocks and clean out the path. It is about impassable since the flood.
WILLIAM COLLEY IN JAIL
William Colley was up before Squire Bird on a peace warrant and was bound over to keep the peace for one year in the sum of $50. He got a set of bondsmen who lasted over Sunday, but who decided to hearken Solomon, who says, “A man void of understanding striketh hands and becometh surety in the presence of his friends,” and they delivered him to the justice and were released.
Constable Wooddell brought him up Tuesday, and the case was involved in a maze of legal difficulties, the authorities being divided in the opinion as to whether his bondsmen could be released. The sureties complained that Colley threatened to become violent. It was suggested that they get out an injunction against him. The county finally accepted him and if he gets no other bond, he will cool his heels in jail for a year.
Harvey Petts, who swore out the peace warrant, has decamped. Colley fell out with the gang and was prepared to indict a dozen or so. He swore that Milam and Petts had killed a sheep for Henry McClure and Squire Curry issued a warrant for Petts and Milam; the latter is now in jail. Petts could not be found.
Colley says that there was a regularly organized band for the purpose of robbery, and is prepared to make a large and healthy lot of indictments.
John C. Warwick died at his home at MacDonald, Fayette county, aged about 30 years. At the time of his death he was in the employ of the Turkey Knob Coal Company as its buyer and seller. He leaves surviving him his wife, who was Miss Maybelle Feamster, and a little son named George.
John Craig Warwick was born at Clover Lick, which estate his father owned at that time. A good portion of his life was passed at the farm on Stony Creek near Marlinton. He was educated at the Fishburn school at Waynesboro…
He was a born gentleman, and no one ever came in reach of his strong personality but was won by his geniality and loved and admired him. His life was full of promise and he had a host of friends. His sister, Miss Emma Warwick, who was more than a mother to him, was with him at his death. Within the past five years, this devoted family has buried five of its members. The father, mother, sister and two brothers.